Palermo – Sunday, May 10 – The Provincial Father of the Friars minimi, Father Damiano La Rosa, Prior of the Delegation of Campania, celebrated the Mass in honor of St. Francesco di Paola, a solemnity deeply felt by the inhabitants of Palermo. Concelebrated the pastor and Vice Provincial Father Saviero Cento, Father Giorgio Terrasi, Father Antonio Porretta, constantinians chaplains and Father Mario D’Auria. At 17:30 the procession started with the silver statue of the saint through the streets of the city.
The statue of the saint, wearing the Golden Fleece given by H.M. King Charles in the eighteenth century, as protector of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, after going to the port of Palermo, where it was welcomed by the sound of the sirens of the ships, went back to the church around midnight.
Before the end of the ceremony, the Vicar Delegate for Sicily gave to father Damiano La Rosa the medal of the 280 anniversary of the coronation of Charles of Bourbon King of the Two Sicilies.